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information first from the white house about events surrounding the fatal attack on u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya last september. this is republican senator john cornyn of texas. >> the majority leader knows full well the reason why the debate -- closing off debate was denied was because a reasonable request been made on the site for additional information. i hope and trust it will be provided here in the next few days. and when we come back from the recess, we will have another vote and another opportunity for senators to express themselves. but this is not any attempt to kill this nomination. this is not a filibuster. >> democrats are vowing to revive hagel's nomination following the recess next week. despite republican denials, senate -- bitter majority leader harry reid said the block or isn't it an historic filibuster. >> not a single nominee for secretary of defense ever in history of the country has been filibustered. >> chuck hagel is a former republican senator who is faced criticism for straying from the party line on iran and iraq war and making comments perceived as
is said to be in good spirit this is morning. agents entered the bunker using a distractive device, some sort of explosive. when it was all said and done, the boy's captor was dead and the little boy not hurt. >>> we're hearing from senator robert menendez for the first time about claims that he was with prostitutes during overseas trips. coming up, his emotional response to what he says is a false attack. >>> we've got more details this morning on just what caused the lights to go out during the super bowl. we'll go live to new orleans where some people are saying it happened twice during beyonce's rehearsal. so, were warning signs missed? but we'll begin with dramatic new details in that hostage situation in alabama. gabe gutierrez is in midland city once again this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. law enforcement official tells nbc news that the fbi somehow managed to get a secret camera inside that bunker and that's how they decided to move in. a dramatic end to a six-day standoff. in alabama monday, a federal hostage team stormed an underground bunker, where this ma
china, the u.s., now canada, even leaders doesn't permit us to monitor. doesn't permit us to report to international body. doesn't permit an international body to tell us what to do with emission. sovereignty has become the obstacle to cooperation and increasely made states look more and more dysfunctional. how is that the most powerful, well equipped military nation in the world has ever seen the united states of america can't bring a handful of terrorists to heal in benghazi or mali, or afghanistan. the asymmetry between a massive military based on big ships, planes, and bombs and the reality of every day -- cross borders that a symmetry means that the war machine, the war machine of the greatest state there ever was is largelier relevant to the security threats we face. as we learn on 9/11 when in this city, a handful of hijackers living in the united states for years hijacked our planes and turned them to weapons. they didn't have to be given weapons by anyone. they seize them and use them and created devastation here. that, again, is a sign of this new asymmetry. and you find i
have a reporter in pretoria. good morning to you. what can you tell us? >> hello. rohit, can you hear me? apparently he is having trouble hearing us. he was taken into custody and in court and taken for medical examination. according to the police in pretoria, we learned there had perhaps other incidents of violence at that home and called for domestic violence. i want to bring in our nbc sports analyst. first of all, your initial reaction to this? >> utter and absolute shock. anybody who's ever met oscar pistorius just simply cannot wrap their heads around what this could possibly be. >> this sounds very dramatic, a charge of murder. it is possible this could have been an accidental shooting. what do you know about the relationship between these two? >> i don't know much about the relationship. one of the reports we're getting out of south africa now is they have gone to his house on multiple occasions for sort of arguments between these two, so i think that that sort of points in a different direction. >> you talk about the kind of guy oscar pistorius is. we had the chance to talk t
knew about the one 17,000 miles away, but this other one caught us all by surprise. >> yes, it really did. it was a good surprise to people like me that study meteorites. actually it was about 15 meters in diameter. and that also mattered. >> yes, if it is a bright object, it is much easier for us to see than if it was something here. >> this is one that had passes by about 17,000 miles away, coming straight at us. would we have an ability to turn that thing aside? >> that's a great question as i know that everybody would like an answer to this. it depends on how much notice we get about an object coming towards us. there is a good chance to send something up there, putting it behind the orbit and the gravitational pull will pull that object far enough out of its way. there is a good chance that it might happen. >> now, speaking of objects, you brought a smaller one with you. tell us about that one. >> and that it will be a solid object from space. and this is a meteorite that fell in 1969. similar to the russian fire ball, that exploded before it landed. the material was scattered ov
american and u.s. air in the really raleigh market? >> we -- the overlap, i think is just on the washington, d.c., flight. american serves the hubs for raleigh we serve our hubs from there. i think the overlap is limited to the one flight. >> all right. and i noticed -- and the prices on american and u.s. airways are virtually the same flying out of raleigh occur ram to d.c. how much overlap do you have in charlotte. >> virtually zero. we have a very large connecting hub in charlotte. >> all right. i believe u.s. air serves d.c. out of charlotte, i think they are probably the carrier that has the most flights out of charlotte to d.c. what years years would you anticipate the price difference is from raleigh to d.c. and charlotte to d.c. is? >> i don't know. it sounds like you might know. [laughter] >> it costas lot more money to fly from charlotte to d.c. than raleigh to washington. that's concerning. it's very concerning. and you're direct competitors in a route from raleigh to washington where as u.s. airways it doesn't have a direct competitor, so it costs more money. that would certainl
right now. thanks for joining us this morning. >> gretchen: 6:00 it is monday. i'm anna in for gretchen carlson. we begin with news singer mindy mccready found dead. details moments away. >> and was the blade run other a roid rage fueled by rage. he allegedly killed his model girlfriend. that coming up. >> and danica patrick crashed a glass ceiling and why she could be in the best position of her life. fox and friends starts right now. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> welcome to fox and friends live from studio "e", it's presidents' day. a federal holiday and in some states it is a holiday, we hope you are going to make it a great day. >> imagine if you are waking up this early, you are probably somebody that has to go to work this day. >> good morning. >> good morning. peter johnson has a special report. he went down to washington, d.c. and since it is a holiday you are going to talk about iwo jima. the anniversary of the landing and talk about it later in the week. we'll show some things that kind of most emotional weekends of he my life. >> this morning, music world is mourning the death of mindy
. the first officer forced to take control. >>> and the superstar and the super bowl, beyonce uses her singing voice to silence some of her critics. ♪ and the rockets red glare >> vowing to sing live on sunday as america gets set for its big game. >> and we're getting set with al in san francisco and natalie live in baltimore "today," friday, february 1st, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. you did not have to grow up in new york city to know the name ed koch, who served as mayor for three terms from 1978 to 1989 and used his sometimes combative style to help rescue the city from near financial ruin. >> i did grow up around here. he was a force. when you would come across a voter, he would always say, how am i doing? am i doing okay? he died overnight at new york presbyterian hospital here in the city where he made his mark with a larger than life personality. here is nbc's ro
down a man who used to wear a badge. overnight, police teams scour big bear mountain, three hours outside of los angeles. this is where police discovered christopher corner's burnt out truck. the 33-year-old at the center of a massive manhunt. >> we don't know what he's going to do. we don't -- we know what he's capable of doing and we need to find him. >> reporter: heavily armed and extremely dangerous, police say corner, a former lapd officer, navy reservist and sharp shooter, has already killed three and is targeting many more. >> of course he knows what he's doing. we trained him. >> reporter: four years ago corner accused a fellow officer of kicking a suspect in the head, but it was corner who was fired for making false statements in the case. detectives say dorner is targeting officers he names in this manifesto published on-line. you will now live the life of the prey. i never had the opportunity to have a family of my own. i'm term mating yours. -- terminating yours. police say the revenge killings began sunday when monica kwan and keith lawrence were shot to death. kwan's
that for you. >> but it's a possibility? >> cindy, thank you. thank you for talking to us. >> so you just heard an update from syndrome cindy bachman with the sheriff's department. they're not exactly sure through all the shooting that anned earlier today -- >> there you saw the most interesting question of the night. christopher dorner on the loose or not, or did he burn in that cabin. john yang still with us from the l.a. bureau of nbc news. john, that was quite a news conference, leaving us with nothing really except the possibility that the person being pursued here, christopher dorner who may be responsible for four killings right now is on the loose again. >> that's right there. is no indication. i mean clearly they say this is the cabin where he was holed up, that the fire, they're not sure how the fire started. they're not letting anyone near the fire. and clearly, it seems to be burning unchecked. it's not clear how tight a circle they had around that house that they could make sure that he didn't escape or whether they can tell whether he had escaped. now, i can tell you that they hav
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'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. let's check with steve paulson. i haven't been up skiing yet. it feels like the winter is done. >> don't say that. >> i hope not. >> maybe another month and a half here. this week and the rest of the month not looking promising for any rain. it looks better for sunshine and warmer temps. that means temperatures will warm up today. here is sal. >>> good morning. if you are driving on 80 westbound, it looks pretty good. it's getting a lot more crowded. noticeably more crowded. also this morning we are looking at the toll plaza. you can see some of the lanes are already crowded. they are just about to turn on the metering lights and we are getting in for a jam packed monday start. it is 6:01 let's go back to the desk. >>> we begin with our breaking news. leader of the roman catholic church resigning. the first pope to do so in nearly 600 years. ktvu tara moriarty joins us from san francisco with more on the stunning announcement that was made hours ago. tara. >> reporter: we are hear at st. mary's cathedral. this is where parishioners will be comi
here. they asked us what is going on. nobody really got the news. when they told them pope benedict xvi was redesignisignry didn't know. actually, he can, but obviously, no pope has done that for 700 years. so no wonder people are aware of that. for now on that may change the course of the catholic church in the future as well as pope benedict xvi is setting an example. if you don't have the strength to carry on let someone younger and more strength to carry on the mission. >> it certainly is a monument ool announcement. claudio, thank you very much. >>> this morning we spoke with greg burke the senior communication adviser to the holy see in rome. we began by asking him how much of a surprise this was? >> it is a surprise. i people think had fair warning. it was a few years ago in a book called "light of the world," a long interview with a german journalist. the journalist asked the pope if he would resign. and he said something interesting. in the midst of a candle and all that stuff. he said now is not the time. it's not the time to run when you're in great risk and emergency period.
of of the country. our low is right in the four corners. it looks like an active week for everyone except us. in fact, temperatures -- we might see some low 70s by wednesday if not thursday. no rain this week. 7 and 10-day outlook do not look promising as well. lows 30s, 40s. highs, 60s today. upper 60s to near 70 by wednesday. maybe thursday or friday for sure. santa rosa is the only one holding onto 100% of normal for the rain season. we did so well october, november, december. but a dry january and what's looking to be a dry february looks like these numbers will continue to go down, down, down. there is a lot of rain in tallahassee. they've had 4, 5 inches. severe lining up from atlanta back through alabama, mississippi, and north of new orleans and even into texas. for us, not a chance on anything here. looked really quiet except for sunny and warm. 30s and 40s. 50. 37 fairfield. there's still a component of an easterly breeze. north napa, northeast or east, even oakland hills and an easterly breeze. there are some that are mild. sunny, breezy, cold morning, inland. slightly warm. after
knows about second-rate people. after all, he is responsible for giving us the most second-rate vice president we ever had in our history. dick cheney himself. senator sherrod brown joins us tomorrow. don't miss it. come back and join us again tomorrow morning. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: oh, pardon me. ive just doodling a picture of george w. bush naked in the shower. >> gak! >> stephanie: good morning jacki schechner. >> i love those pictures. >> laura, hand me the flesh-colored crayon, would you? >> stephanie: at least you're not on a carnival cruise. >> i missed that story. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: carnival cruise ship is on fire. ship is currently on fire. >> and toilets were just up d running thisorning. >> oh, that sounds so unpleasant. >> stephanie: food poisoning no toilets and the ship's on fire. >> other than that. >> ain't we got fun! >> stephanie: all right. here she is in the current news center our news director, jacki schechner. >> the pope is stepping down. pope benedict xvi announced this morning he will resign on february 28th. in a statement to the c
-key pope. he hasn't been the media star that john paul ii used to be. he has just tidecided to stay te to his character. and made the announcement not lock like such a big deal. >> claudio lavagna in rome. we will be check iing in with y throughout the morning. and now with more here is savannah. >> thanks, matt. >>> a consultant, thank you for being with us. >> hello. >> george, it's savannah. an incredibly surprising turn of events. what is the process for replace ing a pope under these circumstances? >> savannah, let's pause on that first statement just a moment. this is a surprise in that it hasn't happened in 717 years, but it's not a surprise in that benedict xvi has, on several public occasions and in his most recent interview book said that if he ever reached the judgment in conscience, as that statement said today, that he could not give the church the service it deserves because of advancing age or ill health that he would abdicate. i think it's a great statement about the humility of joseph ratzinger, as he will become at the moment of his abdication once again. and in a str
the mayor to warn fill up on common sense, too. >> we're used to these types of storms. i also want to remind everyone to use common sense. stay off the streets of our city. >> reporter: at noon, a parking ban goes into effect in boston and the governor has order ed nonemergency state employees to work from home. those trying to get out of dodge by air may be grounded for a while as thousands of flights have been canceled throughout the region. >> we normally handle about 100,000 per day. we think there will be close to that number affected in a 24-hour period. >> reporter: not since the blizzard of '78, deadly dumping of at least three feet of snow has new england braced this hard for a storm to rival that one. >> i just felt the spirit of his taea hysteria come over me. >>> flashlights and batteries. not so much ndles. if we have widespread power outages, as we fear, the last thing official want to see is widespread fires. savannah? >> actually, ron, i'm going to take it. >>> as ron just mentioned, thousands of flights into and out of this region have been canceled. erica hill is
's what the argument was over. >> help, graham, educate us in the difference between legal procedure between south africa and the united states. so much emotion around this trial, around this case, this is a beloved figure, but he's not appealing to a jury here this would not be a jury trial. >> no, this won't be a jury trial in south africa we don't have juries. when a case initially comes before a court and goes before a magistrate, from a magistrate, it then goes to a high court and a high court depending on the severity of the case and crime, it will be before a judge who will have either one or two assistants to help decide the legitimacy of the allegations and whether or not there is guilt and in the states, where you have a jury, we do not have a jury. >> one of the big questions, of course, you know, in a high-profile case like this, and pistorius talked about it. he is not a flight risk, should be granted bail. given your experience, what is the likelihood of that happening? >> look, it's 50/50. they got the magistrate to rule u.s. a schedule 6 offense, schedule six offense
, president obama uses his state of the union address to urge lawmakers to take up his plan to curb gun violence. >> gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> as house speaker john boehner explains in an exclusive interview why he feels the president doesn't have the guts to stand up to his own party. >>> and rough landing. a small plane carrying a family, including a 7-month-old baby, crash lands in a field of snow and it's caught on camera. and, incredibly, everyone escaped without serious injury, "today," wednesday, february 13th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie in washington, d.c. we will, of course, matt, have complete coverage of the president's state of the union address and the republican response in a moment. but first i know that scene in big bear lake, california, remains very active this morning, matt.
-base. >> reporter: the economy, invoking a phrase he used a lot in 2012, the middle class. >> a growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs, that must be the north star that guides our efforts. >> reporter: and taking a page from the last democratic president, bill clinton, by offering a laundry list of poll tested ideas. >> i'm announcing a launch of three more of these manufacturing house, and raise the minimum wage to $9. make high-quality preschool available to every single child in america. a new college score card that parents and students can use. i propose we use some of our oil and gas revenues to fund an energy security crisis. >> reporter: mr. obama adopted a tough tone throughout his address. >> let's set party interests aside and work to pass a budget that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments in our future. let's do it without the brinkmanship that scares off investors and stresses consumers. >> reporter: the night's emotional moment, the president's call for congress to at least vote on serious gun control, invoking the memory of gun victims like
can, but the leadership, oh, my gosh, like, they'll tell us one thing, you know, for example, you know, a tugboat was supposed to come once that first evening. well, we sat on the water for two days with nothing and, you know, the seas were really high. in fact, that night my friends and i we slept in our lifeboats in our bed and i truly, truly, truly thought the boat was going to tip over because it slants at, like, a 45-degree angle one day, and then the next day it's to the other side. and, like, i don't know, pipes are busting. i know the sewer is backing up and, like, water is in the cabins and it's just a nightmare. >> it sounds absolutely horrendous. did i hear you correctly a few moments ago, there are no working toilets or there's just lit -- >> there's -- there's very limited. for example, ours worked one day for one hour. but then it has not worked since then. so, basically we've had an hour of it working. i mean, we have to use the bathroom in these bags in the trash can, you know, like, the vanity trash can and then we have to take it into the hall and put it in these bigg
. >> we'll be live in new orleans. and the ravens head coach john harbaugh, will be here to join us to tell us what it was like to beat his brother's team in the biggest game of both of their lives. >>> we'll be talking about those commercials, some of them popular, some of them not so much. >> we'll tell you which are some of the viewers' favorites. >>> $40 million gas platform sinking into the sea. the crew was forced to hang on for dear life. we'll have the story behind that accident. >> and on a much lighter note, we're starting our year-long countdown to the olympic winter games in sochi, russia. take a look the what is going on out on the plaza this morning. this is freestyle skiing, practicing their moves on trampolines. >>> jenna wolfe is in new orleans for us this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. what a game last night, complete tale of two halves. the guys in back of me were die-hard ravens fans. they couldn't stop screaming the whole first half. the guys in front of me, die-hard 49er fans. they couldn't stop screaming the whole sec
it threatens. u.s. national security. he says the united states will continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. and as matt mentioned a moment ago, the security council at the u.n. meeting at this moment to discuss tightening and increasing sanctions against 2340r9 korea, but all of that is for not unless china steps up and takes some responsibility here and itself imposes tougher restrictions on oil shipments and other supplies to north korea. but, you know, at the same time this is an indication that any hopes that the current 29-year-old north korean leader kim jong ill is different than his father. this nuclear test overnight is an indication that he, like his father, are intent on becoming a nuclear power, savannah. >> jim, i know we recently saw in january some very threatening language coming out of the north korean leadership, so this is something the u.s. is watching very, very closely. jim at the pentagon for us. thank you. now here's matt. >>> savannah, thank you. we're learning more about thorng about the vatican's plans to elect a new pope in the wake of p
about robin. she's been setting her alarm clock earlier every day. joining us at the studio behind the scenes, joining us in the studio to get back in the prove. her doctors say she's ready. and we can't wait. when is she back on "gma"? we'll tell you this morning. >>> good morning, america. we cannot wait to share that big announcement from robin. this is a moment we've been waiting for. a moment we've been praying for. and it is coming soon. >> soon. very soon. >> robin's been getting up early every morning, getting ready, as well. all the details are coming up. >>> we do have a lot of breaking news this morning, as well. that scary manhunt in los angeles. and last night, at the last minute, lance armstrong agrees to cooperate with the anti-doping investigation. we'll have all the details on that ahead. >>> and two of the country's biggest airlines are on the brink of merging this morning. american and u.s. airways. what that tie-up means for everyone who flies. >> yeah. look at the miles. >>> we do have other big news to share with you. are you all ready for this? it's our bigge
will join us live to talk about that. >>> and then why is al weathering the elements in this new psa? he will explain. >>> nuclear test overnight from a defiant north korea. nbc's jim miklaszewski is at the pentagon this morning. mick, what can you tell us? >> nobody was surprised by the test itself. they knew it was coming. no one knew the exact timing. this one, in fact, has set off alarm bells. early readings are that this nuclear device that was tested may be three to six times more powerful than any previous nuclear test by the north koreans. the north koreans also claim that they did it with a much smaller device, perhaps meaning that they have made progress in miniaturizing nuclear weapons that could be put on the top of ballistic missiles that could ultimately threaten the united states. nobody is confirming that yet but it's got everybody's attention. now today's test drew a rapid and strong response from the white house. the president condemned the blast, saying it threatens u.s. security and that the danger posed by north korea's threatening activities warrants further, swift
to the golden gate bridge would also be a good alternate route. i think this backlog will be with us for a while. this camera is showing movement a again so we will switch back. this is what it looks like if you're headed to that way. it will be a while for this to clear. we have also had a problem in the south bay and northbound to 80 there was an accident that block to lanes of traffic. it has cleared but the traffic is backed up toward 85 on 1 01 north. >> before we get to a erica let's talk about the north east whole is in the way for a big storm. this is a stock pile of salt that they are getting ready for. the piles of the salt are here because they want to make sure that roads are clear. they are still telling people not to travel and to just stay home. boston is going to be in the eye of the storm. they are very concerned. there is about 50 million people who will be affected by this storm. they stated that it may be white out conditions and there have been schools that have closed as well as flights that have been canceled. >> this is going to our arrive later on today so late morning t
have the electric supply truck moving behind us. they'll do the investigation here and refurbishment here. carnival says it will go back in service. matt, back to you. >> janet, thank you. >>> earlier this morning i talked to triumph passengers julie billings and others and asked them how they're feeling. >> so much better to be back. >> glad to be back. >> have you guys had a chance to take the world's longest, hottest shower yet? >> i did that last night. that was the first thing that we did. i got the kids in the shower and then it was my turn. >> we seemed to miss that. >> you were also traveling with a friend, lorraine and she had a tough experience. she broke her ankle. talk about the circumstances. i know you nursed her for the last couple of days. >> yeah. she took a nasty fall. the ship was dark and they were pushing us with the tug boats and so the ship was moving a lot and jerking and just so happened she got up to use the bathroom at that time and the ship jerked and she couldn't see. she lost her footing and the paramedics came in from the medical center, they picked her
's originals for sure. >>> a busy morning, another big story, a terror attack at a u.s. embassy in turkey. tamron hall in for natalie at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. an explosion outside the u.s. embassy in ankara, turkey. local police say a suicide bomber detonated in the -- suicide bomb detonated in the capital city killing at least three people. ambulances at the scene are responding to several people who were wounded. >>> the latest jobs numbers are out this morning. courtney reagan is at the cnbc world headquarters with more. good morning. >> good morning to you, tamron. the first jobs report of 2013 showed 157,000 jobs were added in january. that was the low growth expectation. the unemployment rate dixes up a hair to 7.9%. but thanks to revisions the economy added one third of a million more jobs in 2012 than previously estimated. a large part of those jobs coming in the final months of the year. this as the dow closed out its strongest january in 19 years as we eye 14,000 yet again. >> thank you. >>> and dozens of people are dead in mexico city after a massive explosi
through 7th, 1978, 21.7 inches. >>> this morning lawmakers are getting new answers about using drones to kill suspected terrorists including americans. an issue key at today's c confirmation hearing. michael isikoff is following this story for us. good morning. >> good morning. drone strikes, the obama's administration weapon of choice against terrorists are coming under new scrutiny after a disclosure of a justice department document obtained by nbc news that justifies the targeted killing of americans suspected of being top al qaeda leaders. this is as john brennan faces his nomination today pp a major reversal from the white house pp after years of secretsity, president obama directed to share with members of the house and senate intelligence committees a classified memo laying out the legal drowns for drone strikes targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. >> the news came after this white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who were sus secretaried al qaeda leaders such as a lackey kic al awlaki been charged for a
coach john harbaugh, will be here to join us to talk about what it was like to beat his brother's team in the biggest game of both of their lives. >>> we'll be talking about those commercials, some of them popular, some of them not so much. we'll run through them later. >> we'll tell you which are some of the viewers' favorites. >>> dramatic images of a $40 million gas platform, sinking into the sea. the crew was forced to hang on for dear life. we're going to have the story behind that accident. >> and on a much lighter note, we're starting our year-long countdown to the winter olympic games in sochi, russia. check out what's going out on the plaza this morning. we have explaining to do, that is freestyle skiing. some of the guys practicing wild aerials on trampolines. >> hope you brought your trampoline shoes, willie. start with the wild night at the super bowl. jenna wolffe is in new orleans for us this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. what a game last night, complete tale of two halves. the guys in back of me were die-hard ravens fans. they
by superstorm sandy. >> trying to batten down the hatches here, if any storms are coming. the last one ruined us totally. >> reporter: new england residents rushed out to stock up on essentials. >> this is panic shopping. so, bread, milk, a snow shovel in case our snow shovel breaks. >> reporter: the fire department was even called into a supermarket in salem, massachusetts, because there were too many people there. many schools and businesses closed ahead of the storm. and airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights and say more are expected. preeti arla, abc news. >>> and in massachusetts, all subway, bus and commuter rail services will be shut down by midafternoon. >> as you can see on today's front page of "the boston herald," officials are urging drivers to be off the roads by noon, hoping to avoid a repeat of what went on during the historic blizzard of 1978. accuweather's jim dickey has more, now, about what's in store for this wild weather weekend. >> good morning, rob and diana. a crippling snowstorm expected here today. two systems colliding. area of low pressure strengthening. as we hea
. vice president joe biden says that the u.s. is ready to hold talks, but only if tehran is serious. biden says there is type for diplomacy to succeed, but it needs to and the iran built a new fighter jet which it claims can evade radar. there is a growing self-reliance in military technology. >>> in this country, another online hacker attack. twitter says it quickly shut down at least one attempt to gain access to user data, but hackers may have collected information on 250,000 of more than 200 million active users, including user names, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords it reset passwords and sent them e-mails telling them to create a new one and encourages users to change passwords regardless of their account is compromised. >>> the scottish terrier affectionately known as barney, george bush's beloved dog has died at the age of 12. the statement on president bush's facebook page. barney never discussed politics and was a faithful friend. >>> and the usda is proposing a new set of rules which would ban candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy food sold on school campus
we're going to be back in 25 minutes with a local news update. >> and join us at 9:00 for a full hour of news. right now, we want to go live to punxsutawney, pennsylvania, to see if punxsutawney phil is going to show his face any time soon. we're expecting that in about 20 minutes. >> it is ground hog . >>> good morning. when will it end? a tense standoff in alabama enters its fifth day as a 5-year-old boy remains held in an underground bunker. this morning, we're getting our first look at the man accused of holding him hostage. >>> too sex? critics taking aim at the commercial that features a sultry kate upton at a car wash. does it go too far? the supermodel talks to us live. >>> and countdown to the super bowl. the good times are rolling in new orleans already. the food, the alcohol, the celebrities, we're right there in the middle of it all. today, suddaturday, february 2, in the middle of it all. today, suddaturday, february 2, 2013. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today," on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm erica hill. happy groundho
kate upton at a car wash. does it go too far? the supermodel talks to us live. >>> and countdown to the super bowl. the good times are rolling in new orleans already. the food, the alcohol, the celebrities, we're right there in the middle of it all. today, suddaturday, february 2, in the middle of it all. today, suddaturday, february 2, 2013. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today," on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm erica hill. happy groundhog day. does it feel like we've been here before, once or twice? a live picture from punxsutawney, pennsylvania, where, of course, the most famous resident is punxsutawney phil. later we will find out whether he is predicting six more weeks of winter or perhaps an early spring. there are people in both camps. keep your fingers crossed for whichever one you're hoping for. >> i wouldn't pack away the longjohns yet. not a weather guy, but that's my thought. >>> and regardless of the season, there's always a party in new orleans. super bowl weekend is no exception. jenna wolf is down there. what's going on
precipitation and that will affect us as we go into the next couple days. let's show you new york. we saw snowflakes earlier. don't be fooled. the storm system will give them more and more snow developing across the area and lifting into new york. another one of our cameras just went out of focus. look at the raindrops. that's fenway park. on the field. the camera got a little wet. we lost that shot. snow coming down in boston. the heaviest timeframe for this is late tonight into early tomorrow morning, which the timing is better because fewer people would be out. the governor said people should not be on the roads this afternoon. we picked up quite a bit of rain with this system. some places are still in the 30's. ocean city, 1.5 inches of rain since yesterday. about a half-inch in lusby and manassas. centreville picked up just under half inch. the system is building off to the north and east. just above freezing rain now. there will be cooler air. we will see snow piling up. we are having a little rainfall right now. a couple inches in new york and philadelphia, maybe four inches. it's
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